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Opening Concert Paul D. Schreiber High School Band

Sunday, June 9

Freeport Community Band

Friday, June 14

Opening Day at Manorhaven Pool

Saturday, June 15

Tuesdays & Fridays - Ongoing

Chaverim Senior Friendship Group

The Community Synagogue, 160 Middle Neck Rd., Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.  Yiddish with Cecile Upadhyay. Fridays at 10:30 a.m. – Chair Yoga with Beth Mohr. For more information, visit www.commsyn.org/Chaverim/


Sunday, June 9

Opening Concert Paul D. Schreiber High School Band

The Schreiber High School Band will hold its opening concert at 3:00 p.m. at the John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Shell. The school band is proud to present this welcoming concert to its community members. Director is Mark Brenner with conductor John Meyer Jr.


Sunday, June 9

Woodstock Revival at Sands Point Preserve

Experience the Woodstock scene on the Great Lawn at the Sands Point Preserve - 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - featuring a fantastic lineup of tribute bands and 75 artists who will display their work and paint on site to the inspiration of the music.  The tribute bands include: Wondrous Stories (The Who tribute), Milagro (Santana tribute), Halfstep (Grateful Dead tribute), Dragonfly (Jimi Hendrix tribute), Jelly Band (Mixed Woodstock tribute), with guest soloist, Elana Rivkin. Food and drinks can be purchased on the grounds. Guests are welcome to bring a picnic and blanket – and settle in on the cool grass for a great day of music, art, and hip fun. Admission to the Preserve is $10 per car and free with an Annual Pass. For information, call 516-571-7901 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Friday, June 14  

Freeport Community Band

Conductor Sandra Vigliotti to lead her band at the John Philip Sousa Memorial Band Shell located adjacent to the Port town dock. Come and enjoy the beautiful sounds and harmony of this wonderful band from Freeport, Long Island. 8:15 p.m.


Friday, June 14  

PYA Dinner Dance: Save the Date

Port Washington Youth Activities (PYA) Dinner Dance will be at the North Hempstead Country Club from 7:30 pm-midnight. Come celebrate its Golden Anniversary where we will induct Billy Omeltchenko and Stephen Zaccherio (in memoriam) into its Hall of Fame. Inquiries and reservations may be directed to Ron Henderson, PYA Executive Director at 516-944-7921. Information is also available on the PYA website at www.pyasports.org.


Saturday, June 15

Opening Day at Manorhaven Pool

The 2013 season runs from June 15 to September 2. Pool hours are daily from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. from June 15 to August 18, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from August 19 to September 2. Registration for pool membership runs until June 14.  Early bird pricing ends on June 8. The Manorhaven Pool is located at 158 Manorhaven Boulevard, Port Washington. For more information, call 516-767-4618.


Saturday, June 15

Bee-Whispering at Sands Point Preserve

Learn the ancient practice of beekeeping 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 15 and July 20 at the Sands Point Preserve’s Bee Apiary.  Each hands-on session involves interactive discussions and demonstrations of key methods covering honeybee biology and behavior; hive and colony setup; management, harvesting and utilizing products of the hive. All participants will observe, experience, and learn how to safely manage a honeybee colony. These programs are free after $10 Admission to the Preserve and free with Annual Pass. For information, call 516-571-7901 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Sunday, June 16

Building a Bat Box at Sands Point Preserve

Bats make great neighbors - learn why they are beneficial to the environment and construct a bat house to hang near your house!  $10 per car and free with Annual Pass. Pre-registration is required at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 516-571-7901.

News

Gould A. ‘Stretch’ Ryder III, accomplished sailor, pilot, businessman, civic leader, and steward of the beautiful waterfront of Port Washington, passed away Oct. 24 at The Amsterdam at Harborside Hospice Center in Port Washington.

Stretch, as he was known to all, was well known as part of the crew on Ted Turner’s “Courageous” when it won the America’s Cup in 1977. Turner stayed in touch and visited Stretch last week.

Stretch’s life was marked by numerous personal contributions and accomplishments.

Parents concerned about classroom sizes spoke up at the Port Washington Board of Education meeting, as the board passed an approval of the larger sizes.

Parents spoke of class sizes at the district’s elementary being in the mid 20s, an amount they felt compromised the quality of their children’s education.

“The board of education changed our children’s education for the worse,” said one mother of larger average class sizes the board had approved last year. The comment drew clapping from the audience.


Sports

The Port Washington Soccer Club has presented Schreiber High School graduate and captain of the Port Washington Blue Knights, Cameron Boroumand, with the annual $1,000 Joe Cohen Scholarship.

The award, which has been presented annually for over 10 years, was established by the Port Washington Soccer Club to honor Joseph Cohen, a gifted athlete who attended college on a soccer scholarship. He went on to achieve outstanding success, first academically, and then in his professional life.  He gave his time fully and with great heart to innumerable charitable endeavors.

The tough and talented Port Washington volleyball team defeated Hicksville at an away game this past Friday in all three sets.

With strong returning players who also play on club teams year round, the Port Washington team plays with a certain level of chemistry. Megan Murphy and Kelly Nardone led the way with 12 assists and Mia Walker had six kills.


Calendar

Schreiber Symphony Orchestra - November 6

Port Summer Show - November 6

Residents For A More Beautiful Port Washington Meeting - November 7


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
Written by Mike Barry, MFBarry@optonline.net

Yellow Margarine And A Pitch For The Ages
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com